Biography

After a BA in Literature and an MA in Communication, I worked for a few years as a PR consultant, before going for a one year round-the-world trip by myself and taking up part-time work to pursue my education in painting. 

Then I left for China, as an English teacher in the suburb of Kunming (capital of Yunnan Province), where I taught half of the week, and wrote, painted, studied Mandarin the rest of the time.
This Chinese stay was an interesting experience, and inspired me with a number of travel sketchbooks (from which some were published in 2009 by Reflets d’Ailleurs Publishers, under the title ‘Autour du Yunnan’), a novel (‘Vol intérieur’, éditions Les Promeneurs Solitaires, 2009), two series of paintings about Chinese urbanism.

Since September 2009, I have been writing, painting and doing illustration work in Paris, where I also teach Travel Sketchbook and Art-journal workshops. 

I remain fascinated by Asia, and by the United-States where I lived for a year as a child, in NY, and then as a student, in 1998. 

And by Paris, in the middle of both!


PERSONAL WORKS
  Personal exhibitions
  may 2010 ‘Nomad Writing’ Festival, Maison-Folie in Lomme, « Sketchbooks »
  13-15 nov. 2009 Travel Sketchbook Biennal, Clermont-Ferrand, « Around Yunnan »
  nov. 2009 Café Parenthèse, Clermont-Ferrand : « Around Yunnan, sketchbooks »
  june 2009 FIAP Jean Monnet, Paris : « The Making of the City »
Journey and poetic interpretation through Chinese urbanism
  june 2009 Bookstore ‘Autour du Monde’, Lille: « Southern China, travel sketchbooks »
  may 2005 Open Studios Week in Argenteuil (Val d'Oise), « Travel drawings »
  Group exhibitions
  dec. 2014 The Lyinc Club, Lyon: « Passages and Secret Alleyways »
  nov. 2010-april 2011 Musée de la Poste, Paris : « Travel Sketchbooks, The World at the Tip of the Pen »
  may 2006 Paris 3ème arrondissement town hall, « The Cycle of Life »
  Publications
nov. 2016 L'Affaire Loovet, ‘Les Editions Abordables’ publishers, detective story
  nov. 2009 Autour du Yunnan, 'Reflets d'ailleurs' publishers, set of three travel sketchbooks
  may 2009 Vol intérieur, 'Les Promeneurs solitaires' publishers, novel
  EXPERIENCES
  since 2008 Painter, illustrator and visual artist, freelance, China/Paris
  sept. 2006-jan. 2008 English teacher, Yunnan College of Business Management, Kunming, China
  nov. 2000-aug. 2006 PR consultant, Altedia, Paris 
Created and managed PR strategies for different clients
Main topics: biotechnologies, environment, radio, pharmacy, Internet and high tech
  2003-2004 Traveling around the world
  1998-1999 Research scholar at Brown University, USA
  june 1998  Reporter, 'Guide du Routard' travel guidebooks: traveled through Finland to update the 98/99 edition